Equity and Social Justice

Leveling the opportunity playing field and working to right persistent wrongs. 

Despite significant progress over the last several decades, Equity and Social Justice issues stemming from unequal treatment and disparate access to resources and power undermine individual and community opportunity and progress.  

NCG partners with our member colleagues and other organizations working to advance social justice and foster opportunities to collectively address issues of race, gender and equity in our community. Through our combined efforts we help philanthropy, government and business and other stakeholders access tools and resources to advance social justice. Examples include:

 

Events

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Which California region has gained more than one million new residents in the past 10 years and is expected to be home to almost 12 million people by 2040?  Known as the state’s agriculture hub, the Central Valley is also one of the fastest growing regions in California and critical to the state’

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

What does college and career readiness really mean for high schools in low-income urban communities?  A college education remains one of the major gateways to sustainable, high-paid jobs - especially for young people who will be the first generation in their families to get a postsecondary degree

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census.  Many sectors from philanthropy to government are mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate Census count.

Resources

As part of NQAPIA’s national conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and activists at the Hilton Chinatown in San Francisco on July 26-29, 2018, we hosted a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data. 

In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared. 

On May 14, we brought together digital, policy, and philanthropic experts to address threats to a functioning democracy, the concrete ways to protect election integrity in the United States and around the world, and the role of funders. We met at at the Hewlett Foundation, which recently pledged $10 million to study social media and digital disinformation.

On May 18th, Senator Richard Pan, Chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on the Census, and Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Census, joined NCG members for lunch and had a conversation of how to best leverage our philanthropic investments to ensure a complete and accurate count of all people in California on the Census 2020.  

Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services, and many first and second-generation Americans

News

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Foundations often have underutilized talent and insight into the very issues they’re working to address — in their own staff. Entry- and mid-career staff are the most diverse in the field, and are often the most-unwedded to standard operating procedure.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

“…as the tsunami of stories emerge about harassment… I am struck by my own inability to answer with complete confidence that I would have done something different.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Philanthropy California and nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monday, June 18, 2018

It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce the departure of Director of Equity and Social Justice Chris Punongbayan from NCG.  Chris is assuming the helm as Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation) this month.